Is it any surprise that the country's most populous state has the greatest number of cohousing neighborhoods? We're everywhere from the heart of downtown Oakland (12 minutes from downtown San Francisco) to 49ers country Nevada City to an urban EcoVillage near the heart of L.A. to the subtle hidden shores of Arcata. We're up and down the Central Valley, scattered around Wine Country, and stretching down the Central Coast, featuring the first U.S. new build and the first organically-created community, the most urban, the first senior cohousing neighborhood, and the most innovative in affordability.
California Cohousing neighborhoods and professionals are planning some exciting events this year: tours including site visits,bus tours, walking tours, and carpool tours, open houses, orientations, workshops, booths at festivals, and more. This site is the place to learn about all these.
Whether you're seeking community or already living in one, there's lots going on this year around the state.
Below we list all cohousing events in the state that we know of, and some outside the state that are of interest. Please let us know of ones not listed here. Some events require reservations or admission fees; check with the individual event organizer.
Some additional events near San Francisco can be found at theEast Bay Cohousing website. And activities relevant to Senior Cohousing and related endeavors are listed on the Aging In Community Bay Area MeetUp.
Join us in an existing community or creating a new one where you know your neighbors but have privacy, your own kitchen but meals together a few times a week, a condo where the common house provides connections and you are part of the team that makes it happen. Join us in our quiet revolution, planting the seeds of Ecovillages, building a better society, one neighborhood at a time.